Raymond Neal Clemence was born on August 5, 1948 in Skegness England. In the course of a 23-year career he played for Scunthorpe United, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.
He won five league titles with Liverpool, three European Cups, one FA Cup, two UEFA Cups and one League Cup.
With Tottenham Hotspur, Clemence won an FA Cup and a UEFA Cup.
Clemence played 61 games for England, a remarkable record given that for some years he alternated in goal with Peter Shilton.
Clemence joined Liverpool in June 1967 from Scunthorpe United for £18,000, and made his debut against Swansea City on September 25, 1968. Two years later he won the league title and the first of three UEFA Cup medals. In those days, the UEFA Cup final was a two-legged affair and Clemence was instrumental in the aggregate victory, saving a penalty in the first leg against Borussia Monchengladbach. The save meant that Liverpool took a 3-0 lead to Germany and denied their opponents what would have been a decisive away goal, as Monchengladbach went on to win the second leg 2-0.
More silverware followed the next year with a 3-0 FA Cup final victory over Newcastle United and Clemence was then between the sticks during Liverpool's remarkable period of dominance in the late Seventies. They won the European Cup in 1977, 1978 and 1981, along with several domestic trophies.
The emergence of Bruce Grobbelaar meant Clemence left Anfield for White Hart Lane in 1982 for a fee of £300,000.
Clem enjoyed yet more success with Tottenham Hotspur, winning the FA Cup in his first season with the Lilywhites, when they defeated Queens Park Rangers after a replay with Clemence keeping a clean sheet in the decisive second match.
He was to pick up a UEFA Cup winners medal in 1984 but unfortunately for him he was injured for the final.
In 1987 he joined a select group of players when he appeared in his fifth FA Cup final, although it ended in defeat to Coventry City.
Clemence was a regular for England between 1972 to 1984 making his debut and keeping his first clean-sheet in the 1-0 World Cup qualifier win over Wales at Ninian Park on the 15 November 1972.
Unfortunately for Clemence the presence of another great goalkeeper Peter Shilton meant that the England management struggled to decide which keeper was the best, and ended up alternating their selection. Clemence made 61 appearances for England in a 12-year international career.
He travelled to one World Cup final in 1982, but failed to make an appearance.